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News and events in North Adams, Mass.

Janner Scores 20 in Giorgi League Win
09:27AM / Monday, August 05, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Bill Janner scored 20 points Sunday to lead Fortitude Strength & Conditioning to a 62-48 win over Waterman's Excavating in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   Janner pulled down eight rebounds and blocked a couple of shots in the win. Lucas Shatford had a double-double for Fortitude with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kollin Allard scored 12.   Casey Meczywor scored 15, and Nick Waterman had 11 with eight boards for Waterman's Excavating.   On Monday, there are two games scheduled in the men's divisions starting at 6:30 at Noel Field. Central Radio plays Maselli/Bedard Bros., followed by Frank Field Contracting against


Norad Mill Opens In-House Cafe
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
02:35AM / Monday, August 05, 2019

Claire Klammer takes on order on Friday. The cafe is currently cash only.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The mini-Main Street that is the Norad Mill now has its own cafe.    The Norad Cafe joins dozens of businesses already in the former Exelcior Mill and has been on the priority list for mill developer David Moresi since taking possession of the structure.     "It's just a place where you can just get a big old stuffed sandwich," Moresi said. "I mean, there's nowhere around here like this to get a deli sandwich. There really isn't. I've talking about this for 15-plus years."   The North Adams native has been


Colorful Bus Stop Installed on Main Street
by TunnelVision 01:33PM / Tuesday, June 19, 2012

by bananas2 10:53AM / Sunday, April 01, 2012
Instead of bickering about parking get a industry in North Adams with higher paying jobs than all the service jobs we have now. Is anyone on the commitee out there looking for any industries to come
Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast
by TunnelVision 10:44PM / Monday, January 30, 2012

Berkshire Wrestling Club Third at Springfield Tournament
07:25PM / Sunday, August 04, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Berkshire Wrestling Club earned a number of podium finishes on the way to a third-place showing at Sunday's Battle of the Armory at Springfield Technical Community College.   Alex Hall, Deven Pekosz and Dylan Burke each placed second in his weight class.   Burke dropped a 1-0 decision in the finals at 199 pounds, where his day included a 4-0 win over the Rhode Island state champion. Burke finished 3-1 at the tournament.   Hall went 5-1 at 106 pounds en route to a silver medal.   Pekosz wrestled at 163 and dominated the competition until dropping a close match in the finals.   Pekosz also placed third in the open division bracket,


Barrett Applauds Budget Increase for Career Centers
By Andy McKeever, iBerkshires Staff
05:17AM / Sunday, August 04, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — State Rep. John Barrett III is particularly happy that there is extra money in the state budget for MassHire career centers and he's hoping to expand on a pilot program for on-the-job training.   Barrett had gotten money for the Berkshire career center last year to pilot a workforce development program at McCann Technical School. The program engaged General Dynamics and is eyed to line up the job training programs with the needs of the company.   "There are manufacturing jobs. Everybody thinks it is just engineering. That is a big push of mine and I'm not seeing it at the state level. We've got to get some of the money out of Workforce


Adams Celebrates Important Local Women, Displays 'First Ladies' Quilt
By Jack Guerino, iBerkshires Staff
05:04AM / Saturday, August 03, 2019

A work by quilt artist Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry recognizes women who were first — from Amelia Earhart to Jeannette Rankin to Oprah Winfrey to Margaret Chase Smith to Sandra Day O'Connor to Hillary Clinton to Maura Healey. ADAMS, Mass. — The Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee is celebrating more than 200 women of note — including 52 who made have made a positive impact on Adams.    Committee unveiled the "First Ladies Quilt" and Wall of Recognition at Town Hall on Friday evening with small reception.   "I have been asked who the winner of this contest is by many people and the true answer is the winner is every single


SteepleCats Swept, Eliminated from Playoffs on Season's Last Day
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
10:28PM / Friday, August 02, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- After a week in which it went 1-4 and watched its first place lead disappear, the North Adams SteepleCats could have folded up the tents going into Friday’s rain-rescheduled double-header at the Valley Blue Sox.   After seeing a 2-0 lead evaporate in a 5-2 loss in Game 1, the ‘Cats could have called it a day.   And after going behind, 2-0, two innings into the nightcap, North Adams could have given up.   But the SteepleCats battled back and tied the game, only to drop a heart-breaking 3-2 decision to the two-time defending NECBL champions and miss a shot at the postseason by one game.   “That’s all you can ask for,


BHS Diabetes Education Program Launches Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change Program
09:23PM / Friday, August 02, 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Health Systems Diabetes Education Program has implemented a Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change Program, with new classes beginning in September, at multiple locations across the Berkshires. 

While the formal program begins in September, there is an Information Session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for this Information Session, call 413-395-7942.

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year. To be eligible for this program, participants must have a need to lose weight, with a body mass index of 25 or higher. The

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Deer Causes Accident on Route 2
Staff Reports,
05:21PM / Friday, August 02, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A deer was killed Friday afternoon after a collission with two Jeeps.    The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. near Galvin Road. The deer was attempting to cross Route 2 when it was struck by a dark gray Jeep Patriot heading east. The Patriot knocked the deer in a maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee heading west.    The deer ended up under the Galvin Road sign on the north side of the road. Both vehicles were able to turn off the highway until first-responders arrived. No one in the two vehicles were injured.    The Grand Cherokee incurred damage to its hood and lights on the passenger side. The Patriot had more extensive damage to its


Brown Water Result of North Adams Hydrant Flushing
03:27PM / Friday, August 02, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Public Services Department says there's nothing of concern in the brown water that's been coming out of taps around the city.    The city's in the midst of its annual hydrant flushing, which is stirring up minerals in the water mains.    "There is no impact to public health. The discoloration is due to naturally occurring minerals getting stirred up in the iron pipe of the water main," according to release from the Public Services Department.   "Residents may also 'self-flush' the line by turning on cold water, full-force from your bathtub faucet, until water runs clear again. This process should take


Greylock Federal Donates Bikes for North Adams Community Policing
By Tammy Daniels, iBerkshires Staff
03:59AM / Friday, August 02, 2019

Lt. Anthony Beverly with one of the new Felt bicycles. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Police Department has had a bicycle patrol program for nearly 20 years — and that's about how old its bicycles were.    Thanks to Greylock Federal Credit Union, the force now has two brand-new Felt bikes worth about $1,190.60.   "The old bikes, the newest one we had I had as a kid," laughed Officer Nicholas Kaiser. "So, they needed upgrading and this is definitely a very large upgrade."   The department's bike patrols have been spotty over the years, their availability dependent on staffing and scheduling. The biking patrols were tried again last


Northern Berkshire Solarize Program Holds 'Meet the Installer' Night
By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires Staff
01:17AM / Friday, August 02, 2019

Garrett Colvin of SolarFlair talks about the process of installing a solar photovoltaic system. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — North County residents and businesses have some time to enroll in the Solarize Plus program.   But if they want to take full advantage of all the economic incentives, they don't have much time.   "The [Solarize Plus] program runs through the end of the year," said Garrett Colvin of SolarFlair, the installer selected for the program in Northern Berkshire County. "Next year, the [federal] 30 percent investment tax credit drops to 26 percent.   "There's a 60- to 90-day period from signing up to installation. So to get the 30

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Brown, Stubbs Help Spartans, Hurricanes to Two-Point Wins
11:17PM / Thursday, August 01, 2019
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Hoosac Valley and Monument Mountain boys basketball teams Thursday earned two-point wins in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League.   For the Hurricanes, Izaha Stubbs had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 61-59 win over Mount Greylock.   Joe Delmolino scored 12, and Carson Meczywor added 11 in the win.   Mount Greylock's Mitchell Jezouit scored 18, and Toby Foehl and Malcolm Waynick added 16 and 14, respectively. Liam Brady had a double-double with 11 points and 16 boards.   Dion Brown scored 40 points to lead Monument Mountain to an 88-86 win over Drury.   Conner Hanavan scored 15, and Zach Goffin added 12 for the


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